Allie Dowdle, a white high school senior at a private school outside of Memphis, was crushed to experience intense backlash from her parents upon showing them a picture of her boyfriend Michael, who happens to be black.
"I'll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better," Allie said.
Millennials are no exception to this trend: Large majorities of 18-to-29 year olds express support for interracial marriage within their families, and the level of acceptance in this generation is greater than in other generations.
The Pew Research Center’s recent report on racial attitudes in the U.
Interracial dating remains a taboo in some parts of the country, as hard as it is to fathom.
Old prejudices die hard, and it's up to the younger generation to finally bury the outdated beliefs of their parents.
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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Thank you First of all, Jacksonville is a military town plain and simple.
It is filled with military families from all over the place and did not have the traditional "other side of the tracks" you find in most southern cities because it grew up around Camp Lejuene.
I grew up in one of the seventeen cities in the United States named Rochester (Wikipedia, 2015).
” didn’t become frequently asked questions until I began attending school at Towson University (TU) as a freshman.
The most significant difference among them is that this Rochester belongs to a New England state that is listed in bold when you Google “Least diverse state.” If you flip through my year book from senior year, you will count 3 black students in my class, only one of them being male.
Although New Hampshire is over 94% “white alone”, (and zero percent Native American) my high school proudly flaunts the Red Raider mascot, a stereotypical Native American with a face tinted blood red (Census Bureau, 2014).